Rich in history and tradition this enchanting country offers a wealth of unforgettable experiences. From the Lowlands to the Highlands the haunting beauty of its landscapes are nothing short of spectacular.
9 Days / 7 Nights
View beautiful Loch Lomond and search for the monster in Loch Ness. Tour Scotlands iconic castles, visit its most famous battle sites and experience incredible coastal scenery on the Isle of Skye. Follow in the footsteps of royalty and explore the capital city of Edinburgh. Sample some of the world's best single malt whisky at a local distillery. Spend three nights in a charming Scottish village and savor the best that Scotland has to offer.
May 14 & 21, 2019
Rates include $522 air transportation taxes - subject to change. All rates are based out of Boston & New York/New Jersey.
*Limited Singles on this program
Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges for checked baggage. This information will be given with final documents.
MH Ross Protection Plan is available at $175pp.
PASSPORT REQUIRED: Passports are required for this tour at your expense. We require at least 6 months validity for a passport from date of return home. Travelers that are not US citizens are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for visa information.
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Fly overnight to Glasgow or Edinburgh, Scotland.
Our Scottish adventure begins with a panoramic tour of Glasgow to view its 12th century cathedral, beautiful university buildings and elegant Georgian squares. Accommodations are provided for two nights at the Hallmark Hotel in the downtown area of Glasgow. On our May 21st departure accommodations for two nights will be provided at the Stirling Highland Hotel located in downtown Stirling.D
Today visit Stirling Castle once the favored residence of Scottish kings and queens. Enjoy superb views of the battlefields where William Wallace and Robert Bruce won decisive battles in the war of independence against England. Experience some of the world's best single malt whisky as we tour a local distillery. View Loch Lomond in Trossachs National Park. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore either Glasgow or Stirling on your own dependent on where your hotel is located.B
This morning visit the quaint village of Glencoe to see the "Glen of the Weeping" and remember the Mac Donald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Near Fort William admire spectacular views of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak. This evening check into the King Mills Hotel in the beautiful town of Inverness for a three-night stay. Note: On the May 21st departure, accomodations will be provided at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel.B, D
Today a full day of touring takes us to the Scotland's spectacular west coast with a visit to legendary Isle of Skye. Enjoy a scenic drive that features sparkling lochs and towering sea cliffs. Witness the beauty of Eilean Donan Castle the most photographed castle in Scotland. Later return to the mainland with great memories of today's scenic touring.B, D
Stunning landscapes continue to abound as we view Loch Ness and try to spot the elusive Nessie. Pay a visit to the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle. Later visit the Culloden Battlefield where a half hour battle changed the course of history and lives of the Highland people. Our last stop today is at the prehistoric burial ground of Clava Cairns which served as an inspiration to the Outlander stories. Enjoy dinner included this evening.B, D
Today you'll spend some free time to explore the scenic Victorian town of Pitlochry. Continue to the Kingdom of Fife and the lovely town of St. Andrews whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golf. End this memorable day in Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh where two nights are included at the Apex City Hotel.B, D
This morning we discover Edinburgh's Old and New town. Drive up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle to view Scotland's Crown Jewels. Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the Queen. The rest of your day is free to enjoy the charm of the city on your own. This evening a special farewell dinner is included.B, D
Today you will be transported to either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport for your return home.B
In the heart of Glasgow you'll find the Hallmark Hotel, our home for two nights. A warm, inviting lobby with classic wood finishes greets guests and spacious rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, coffee/tea making facilities, iron/ironing board and hairdryer. A nearly 50 foot swimming pool, gym and fitness center provide opportunities to get your day started off right while a visit to the on-site grill and lounge can be the perfect ending to a discovery-filled day.
The illustrious history of The Stirling Highland Hotel is just as impressive as its dramatic Victorian architecture. The property was once home to a Franciscan convent as early as 1494, then a high school and an astronomical observatory shortly before 1900. Today, a balanced mix of both classic elements as well as modern touches will provide a relaxing enviornment during our two-night stay. Guest rooms provide all of the amenities travelers have come to expect: Flat Screen TV, Free WiFi, Hairdryer, Ironing Facilities and Tea/Coffee station. A sauna, steam room, heated indoor pool and fitness suite round out the state-of-the-art wellness facilities and The Scholars Bar & Restaurant provides fine dining with a Scottish flair. With an enviable location that serves as the perfect base for exploration, you'll thoroughly enjoy this retreat that serves as the "gateway to the Highlands".
From the moment of your arrival at the 4-star luxury Kingsmills Hotel, you will feel as though you are stepping into a classic storybook where the awe-inspiring Scottish Highlands provide an idyllic backdrop. The elegant exterior sets the stage for all of the comfort and charm you will find throughout the meticulously manicured grounds. Guest rooms provide the ultimate in relaxation with amenities such as free WiFi, flat-screen television, in-room safe, complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, telephone, iron and hairdryer. An on-site swimming pool and exercise facility are available as well as two fine-dining restaurants featuring local, seasonal fare. For those who wish to cap off a day of discovery with some spirits, you'll find The Whisky Bar where you can enjoy regional drinks with old friends, new friends and your traveling companions. With an incredible history dating back to the 18th century and a prime location, its the ideal retreat for our three-night stay in Inverness.
With a picture perfect setting along the banks of the River Ness, the Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is a stunning 19th century Victorian property with contemporary style and amenities. Guest will be delighted at the ease of exploring the area from the hotel's prime central location which is also opposite the iconic Inverness Castle. A completely new reception and lounge provide an elegant welcome and guest rooms are furnished with free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, tea/coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board and hairdryer. Here, you'll also find an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Dining options include a brand new Bar and Brasserie, a fine-dining restaurant overlooking the river and surrounding castle and a lounge with great views as well!
Stay in the heart of it all during your two-night stay at the Apex City of Edinburgh hotel located in the bustling Grassmarket district. Upon entering, guests will be greeted by a colorful lobby that sets the tone for the vibrant, yet refined accommodations. Comfortable rooms feature modern details and are furnished with free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board and hairdryer. A fine-dining restaurant & bar is located directly in this 4-star hotel and a plethora of other options as well as shops and transportation are all within walking distance. With views of Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle and the ability to walk to nearly all local attractions, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring this historic city.